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Continuing with tradition we have invited producer Chloe Uden to host a lunchtime talk at Kaleider during the festival.
How can we involve our communities best? And how can we make our production greener?
Think of a musical and you might imagine the romance of West Side Story or the razzle-dazzle of Chicago. While not without romance and razzle-dazzle, SWIMBY is set far from those mean streets in the function rooms and tired-looking civic spaces of Fremsley, a small market town near you. Can our motley group of ordinary, argumentative people persuade their town to embrace community food and energy schemes and become more resilient?
This musical is being designed to be used by community choirs, amateur dramatics groups and schools; We are hoping to touch on some of the social questions that arise from ‘transition’ through the medium of song and dance. But how can we help these groups think about involving people and considering the impact of their production of SWIMBY in a way that is fun and informative?
*We are also hosting an artists breakfast at Kaleider exploring the question “How can we make our practice more sustainable?” on Friday 18th September. You can book your ticket here.*
About Kaleider’s Lunchtime Talks:
We have invited all sorts of people, from all sorts of backgrounds to come and talk on a weekday lunchtime for about 20 minutes.
They will probably talk about what they’re up to, what they hope to be up to in the future, and shape their talk around the questions they are holding.
Sometimes they will be an individual and sometimes they will represent an organisation or company. We want to provide a space for people* to come listen (whilst eating their packed lunch), and to have their minds stretched in different directions as they discover others practices, disciplines and approaches.
*When we see ‘people’ we mean you, anyone and everyone.